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Archive of Contemporary Music
by Barr, Steven C
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Musique), Hip-hop, Musique, Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Music), Hip-Hop,...
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by Faria, Nelson, 1963-; Sher, Chuck
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Covers samba, bossa nova, choro, frevo, and baiäao; gives a general outline, basic pattern and variations, and examples of songs, accompaniments, and chord melodies for each area
Topics: Guitar, Guitar music, Arranged, Popular music, Guitar, Guitar music, Arranged, Popular music
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by Spungen, Deborah
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A mother's account of her daughter's life as a "wild child" punk rocker who was stabbed to death
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Topics: Spungen, Nancy, Spungen, Deborah, Mothers, Mothers and daughters, Punk rock musicians, Family...
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by Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987; Hackett, Pat
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Primary source
Topics: Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987, Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987, Warhol, Andy, Artists, Artists, Beeldende...
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by Ochs, Michael, 1943-
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Includes index
Topic: Sound recordings
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by Baraka, Amiri, 1934-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: African Americans, Blues (Music), Jazz, African Americans, African Americans, Jazz, African...
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by idealizado, produzido e editado por Almir Chediak.
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by Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
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Autobiography
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Topic: Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
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by Aldridge, Alan; Beatles
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Originally published in Great Britain in 1971 by BCP Publishing ltd. London
Topic: Popular music
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by Blush, Steven; Petros, George. edt
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Discography (p. [303]-331)
Topics: Punk rock music, Punk rock musicians
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"A Quintet book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Guitar music (Blues), Guitar, Blues (Music), Guitar, Guitar
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by Birch, Ian; Marchbank, Pearce
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Topics: Popular Music, Punk, New Wave
"A Quintent book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Guitar music (Rock), Guitar, Rock music, Guitar, Guitar
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by James, Alex
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Topics: James, Alex, James, Alex, Blur (Musical group), Blur, Rock musicians
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by Brosnac, Donald, 1947-
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Includes index
Topics: Guitar amplifiers, Amplifiers, Vacuum-tube, Music
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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Topics: Morrison, Jim, 1943-1971, Morrison, Pamela Susan, 1946-1974, Rock musicians
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by Spitz, Bob
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [948]-958, discography (p. [959]-961), and index
Topics: Beatles, Beatles, Beatles, Rock musicians, Musicians, Rock music
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"The original official monthly magazine."
Topics: Beatles, Rock groups
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Topics: Gangs, Gangs, Drug traffic, Drug traffic, Jamaican Americans
Archive of Contemporary Music
by Davison, Archibald T. (Archibald Thompson), 1883-1961; Surette, Thomas Whitney, 1861-1941
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Some songs in French with English translation; one song in Latin with English translation
Topics: Folk songs, Children's songs, School songbooks
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by Monk, Noel E; Guterman, Jimmy
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-238)
Topics: Sex Pistols (Musical group), Punk rock musicians
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Cover title: The Playboy interview: the best of three decades, 1962-1992
Topics: Biography, Interviews, Biographies, Interviews
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by Pinch, Trevor; Trocco, Frank
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Moog synthesizer
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by Frith, Simon; Horne, Howard, 1951-
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Bibliography: p. 183-198
Topics: Rock music, Art and music, Popmuziek, Beeldende kunsten, Beïnvloeding, Kunst, Popmusik,...
"A Quintent book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Guitar music (Rock), Guitar, Rock music, Guitar, Guitar
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by American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; Jaques Cattell Press
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Includes index
Topics: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Music, Music
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by Beatles
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Volume 1
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by Caroline Coon.
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Topic: Zabavna glasba
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by Mingus, Charles, 1922-
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Autobiography
Topics: Mingus, Charles, 1922-, Mingus, Charles, 1922-, Jazz musicians
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by Leaf, David
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Topics: Beach Boys, Rock musicians
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by Pohren, D. E
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Topic: Flamenco
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A ninety minute audio cassette with the same title is available separately. The cassette includes musical selections illustrating examples discussed in this book. Includes bibliography (p. 223-247) and index
Topic: Music
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by Chediak, Almir
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by Richards, Tazz
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-186) and index
Topics: Belly dance, Buikdansen
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Jones, Brian, 1942-1969, Hendrix, Jimi, Joplin, Janis, Morrison, Jim, 1943-1971, Cobain, Kurt,...
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by Jagger, Mick; Loewenstein, Dora; Dodd, Philip
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Discography (p. 348-353)
Topics: Rolling Stones, Rock musicians
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by Whitburn, Joel
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Rev. ed. of: Billboard top 1000 singles, 1955-1987. c1988
Topics: Popular music, Popular music
Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.A.--Antioch University West)
Topics: Musical meter and rhythm, Music, Music, Music
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by Chediak, Almir
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"62 songs containing melody, lyrics and harmony (numbered chords)--for acoustic and electric guitar, piano, organ and other instruments."
Topics: Bossa nova (Music), Popular music, Bossa nova (Music), Popular music
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by Booker, Cedella Marley; Winkler, Anthony C
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Includes index
Topics: Marley, Bob, Marley, Bob, Marley, Bob, Reggae musicians, Reggae musicians, Biographie
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by Sharma, A. N. (Amar Nath), 1955-; Joshi, Madhu Bala
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"Supported by Allahabad Bank; AIR."
Topics: Sound recordings, Sound recording industry, Phonograph, Music
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by Collin, Matthew; Godfrey, John
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-320) and index
Topics: Rave culture, Youth, Popular music, MDMA (Drug)
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by Friedman, Myra
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Discography: p. [341]-343
Topics: Joplin, Janis, Singers, Rock musicians
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Becoming Jimi Hendrix traces "Jimmy's" early musical roots, from a harrowing, hand-to-mouth upbringing in a poverty-stricken, broken Seattle home to his early discovery of the blues to his stint as a reluctant recruit of the 101st Airborne who was magnetically drawn to the rhythm and blues scene in Nashville. As a sideman, Hendrix played with the likes of Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, the Isley Brothers, and Sam & Dave- but none knew what to make of his spotlight-stealing...
Topics: Hendrix, Jimi, Rock musicians, Rockmuziek, Ontstaansgeschiedenis
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by Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996
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Topics: Slaves, African American men, African American men, Slaves
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by Cave, Nick, 1957-
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Ill. and text on inside back cover
Topics: Damned (Group), Punk rock music Damned (Group)
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by Chediak, Almir
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"62 songs containing melody, lyrics and harmony (numbered chords)--for acoustic and electric guitar, piano, organ and other instruments."
Topics: Bossa nova (Music), Popular music, Bossa nova (Music), Popular music
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Topics: Bossa Nova, Popular Music, South America, Brazil, Brasil
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by Troitsky, Artemy
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Filmography: p. 159-160
Topic: Rock music
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Bibliography: p. [323]-324
Topics: Jazz musicians, Jazz, Women musicians, Women composers
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by Bebey, Francis
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Translation of Musique de l'Afrique (1969)
Topic: African music
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by Spears, Britney; Spears, Lynne; Berk, Sheryl
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Britney Spears makes success look simple. As Brit will tell you, though, success is hard work -- you need talent, belief in yourself, and someone else who believes in you. For Britney, that person has always been her mother, Lynne Spears, who is not just Britney's mama but also her best friend
Topics: Spears, Britney, Spears, Britney, Singers
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by Sabin, Roger, 1961-; Triggs, Teal
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Comic books, strips, etc, Comic books, strips, etc
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"An in-depth analysis of rhythm and blues techniques and the musicians who created them"--Cover
Topic: Rhythm and blues music
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Discography: p. [478]-480
Topics: Music, Electronic music, Composers, Música eletrônica, Compositores
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by Fuller, Blind Boy, 1907-1941; Grossman, Stefan; Bastin, Bruce, 1938-
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For voice and/or guitar, with chord symbols and guitar tablature
Topics: Blues (Music), Guitar music (Blues)
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by Phillips, Michelle, 1944-
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Topics: Mamas and the Papas (Musical group), Rock musicians
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by Neuman, Daniel M., 1944-; Chaudhuri, Shubha; Kothari, Komal
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [358]-385) and index
Topic: Music
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by Baraka, Amiri, 1934-
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Discusses modern jazz movements and musicians, including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, and Sun-Ra
Topics: African Americans, Jazz, African American musicians, African Americans, Jazz, Musiciens noirs...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-250)
Topics: Dance, Africa
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by Reisner, Robert George
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Reprint of the 1975 ed
Topic: Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955
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Discography: p. [247]-248
Topics: Tropicália (Music), Counterculture, South America, Brazil, Brasil, tropicalismo
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by Blind Blake; Grossman, Stefan
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Melodies, words, and chord symbols. In standard notation and tablature
Topics: Blind Blake, Guitar music (Blues), Songs with guitar, Blues (Music)
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Includes discographies, bibliographical references (pages 279-283) , and index
Topics: Blues musicians, Blues musicians, Bluessänger, Bluesmusiker
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by Gray, Michael, 1946-
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"The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is one of the most wide-ranging, informed, entertaining, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written about popular music. It's the culmination of over thirty years of dedicated research and scholarship by Michael Gray. Inside these pages, you'll find a world of ideas, facts, and opinions. It's a world in which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt looks out at the Byrds; in which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and...
Topics: Dylan, Bob, 1941-, Dylan, Bob, 1941-, Dylan, Bob, Dylan, Bob, 1941-
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by Glover, Tony; Dirks, Scott; Gaines, Ward
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-306) and index
Topics: Little Walter, Harmonica players, Blues musicians, Blues (Music), Biographie
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Includes bibliography (p. 381-383) and discography (p. 384-388)
Topics: Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955, Jazz musicians
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Originally published: 2005
Topics: Velvet Underground (Musical group), Rock groups, Rock music
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by Kahn, Douglas, 1951-; Whitehead, Gregory
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Radio, Sound in art, Arts, Modern, Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Source: removedNEL
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With music
Topics: African Americans, Spirituals (Songs)
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by Dyer, Geoff
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First published: Jonathan Cape, 1991
Topics: Jazz musicians, Jazz, Musical fiction
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by Seeger, Pete, 1919-; Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010; Raim, Ethel; Heymann, Daryl; Henry, Francis. Little girl; Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Camptown races; Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Oh! Susanna; Wheeler, Billy Edd. Song of the Cumberland Gap in the days of Daniel Boone; Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Old folks at home; Allen, Thos. S., 1876-1919. Low bridge, everybody down; Reece, Florence, 1900-1986. Which side are you on?
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Unacc. for voice; includes chord symbols for guitar
Topics: Ballads, English, Folk songs, English, Ballads, English, Folk songs, English
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by Gidal, Peter
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Topics: Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987, Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987, Warhol, Andy